Berlin Wall


The infamous Berlin Wall separating East and West Berlin came down on November 9, 1989 after standing for over 28 years, and a chunk of it can be viewed at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.  This section weighs 6,338 lbs and stands 9 1/2 ft tall.  At this spot you also have a great view of the surrounding countryside.

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Air Force One


One of the most interesting features of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley is the ability to tour the Air Force One airplane that served seven presidents, including Ronald Reagan, during its service from 1973-2001.  The Boeing 707 is housed in a 90,000 sq. ft. exhibit hangar as part of a display about presidential travel.

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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library


Built on a hilltop near Simi Valley, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library offers dramatic views of the surrounding countryside.  It was opened on November 4, 1991 with five US Presidents and six First Ladies in attendance.  Following his death in 2004, approximately 105,000 people viewed his casket as it lay in repose in the library lobby.  Former First Lady Nancy Reagan, who died on March 6th, will be laid to rest next to her husband.

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